Removing Cat Urine from Hardwood

Will vinegar harm the wood surface even more? Since the cat is still with me and Iwon’t put her down I do not think refinishing the flors is a good choice. Will the following vinegar method harm the floor more? Any suggestions on using hydrogen peroxide? How to clean the cat urine from hardwood floors However, you might not be ready to replace your floor just yet, so here are a few things you can […]

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Leveling uneven Floor

I have been re-doing my youngest son’s room, and just got to the floor. I removed the ugly linoleum put down by the previous owner. The sub floor is not level. The high point is 3″ from the bottom of the wainscotting I put up. From there the floor varies, from being off by 1/8 of an inch to up to 2″ lower than the high point. This measurement is not consistent all the way […]

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Nailing down flooring

What is the procedure for nailing down 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch hardwood flooring, using a power nailer… and the pieces near the kitchen cabinets along the last wall need to be nailed down? There is not enough room to hit the nailer with the hammer when it is that close. — You remove the quarter round at the far edge before placing the last board. Then you nail that last edge straight on, and […]

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Floor rehab question – what does US Uniform Building Code allow?

I have an old house and when I look up between the joists in the basement, I see the underside of the tongue-and-groove wood plank floor. In most of the main floor, the floor is just that – planks, still strong but aesthetically challenged on top. In the kitchen and basement, it’s been layered over with light plywood, then layers of tile, sheet lino, what-have-you. Upstairs, they layered over the entire upstairs. I believe that […]

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Questions for my wood flooring

I have purchased the car siding to put on my floors. I know I will not be happy with the edge along each board. Those will leave an area on my floor to collect dirt and grime. I want to redo all those edges. I have 125 boards that are 12 feet long each. Would it be better to buy my own router table and router and redo all the boards myself, or would it […]

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Baseboard painting question

I took up the wall to wall carpeting in my home, previously my parents’ home, as I prefer the lovely hardwood floors underneath. I’m getting ready to paint the living room now and have a question re the baseboards. Over the years painting was of course done down to the level of the carpet, leaving more old coats of paint on the baseboard above the carpet line. I’m trying to prep and am using a […]

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Hardwood Flooring Problem

A couple of days ago we started tearing apart a bedroom that is going to be converted to a craft room. When we pulled up the carpet there was a plywood sub floor even though I knew there was supposed to be hardwood. They did the same dang thing in the hall, another bedroom and the ‘good living room’ that we aren’t sure what we are going to use it for yet. The joing now […]

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